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Old 11-21-2007, 01:17 PM   #15
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I have my own welding equipment, I'am willing to give it a try, at replacing it. Just need some good axle information (Width hub to hub) for replacing the 13' Scamp axle. I live in Mpls/St Paul--Minnesota, Trailer is put away for the winter. I might have to wait until spring to take all the measurements to get the correct axle.
I assume I can still use my hubs from the old axle?
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:28 PM   #16
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Kevin, I had the axle replaced on my Scamp a couple of years ago. I called Scamp with the VIN number and they were able to give me all the measurements I needed to give Dexter. The original axle was as an Al-Ko and I went with a heavier axle and different angle so replaced everything.

Check the price on the axle with and without hubs, I think you'll find it's cheap enough that you'll want to replace with new since your trailer is an oldy-but-goody.
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:41 PM   #17
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Thanks Donna I will give Scamp a ring and see what I come up with.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:08 PM   #18
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Kevin, the new axle comes with new hubs and bearings. I'd recommend that you add brakes to your axle at the time you order it. The cost is nominal, and brakes on any size trailer are always a good thing.

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Old 11-24-2007, 08:11 PM   #19
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Towing nose-up seems to cause a lot of sway problems compared to level or nose-down. Also, towing nose-up creates air compression under the body, likely costing fuel (and the lift may be part of the sway problem at higher speeds).

The absolute best way to buy brake components is to get them with a new axle.
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